Historical Changes to Steel Bridge Design, Composition, and Properties

This report presents a succinct view of historical steel bridge design with an emphasis on the evolution of the steel itself, including a summary of American Society for Testing and Materials and American Association of State Highway Officials/American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials steel specifications used in steel bridges and their tensile, chemical, and impact energy requirements. A timeline of major design changes, such as welding and bolting, composite design, and fatigue design, is presented.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 72p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01764701
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HRT-21-020
  • Created Date: Feb 1 2021 12:38PM